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The first book street in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta opened

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The People’s Committee of Cao Lanh City in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap has opened a new book street, the first of its kind in the region.

Located in Van Mieu Park, Cao Lanh City Book Street attracted crowds of students and parents to visit the new cultural spot and take a look at thousands of books.

As this is the first book street in the Mekong Delta region, it is understandable that everyone coming in and out of the province would pay attention to it.

After the opening ceremony, local people have the opportunity to read books in the large and comfortable space of Van Mieu Park.

Promoting reading culture

On the opening day, November 19, many parents and children visited the book street to enjoy the newest entertainment location.

The book street covers an area of 10 hectares in Ward 1, Cao Lanh City and is open from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. This is the first book street in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region and the fifth in the whole country. 

In addition to 19 stores, Cao Lanh City Book Street also offers a variety of opportunities to gain experience on the culture of Dong Thap, enjoy calligraphy, drink lotus tea, try handicraft skills, and more. 

The book street is a project of Ngoi Sao Bien Sai Gon Joint Stock Company. Six bookstores will be exempted from rent over a special priority of local authorities who hope to promote a reading culture.

The company behind the project estimates that about 2,000 visitors come to Van Mieu Park daily. On special occasions such as Tet or other festivals, the number can increase to 500,000 visitors.

Nguyen Phi Hung, a 12th-grade student from Lap Vo 2 High School in Lap Vo District, came to the book street early on the opening day.

“I am very proud that there is a book street in our hometown, offering a variety of books,” said the student.

“I often read self-help books, but it takes me so long to order the books online, so now it’s easier for me to get them.”

Huynh Tan Dat, another visitor, stops by the book street while traveling with his family to Dong Thap for the weekend.

“I was surprised that there is such a book street in the Mekong Delta,” Dat said.

“This could also be an attraction for tourists because the book street is located in a park, an open space where visitors can feel comfortable and relax, while children have a playground here at the same time.”

Crowds of visitors arrive at the Book Street in Cao Lanh City, the first of its kind in the Mekong Delta region. Photo: Dang Tuyet - Tuoi Tre

Crowds of visitors arrive at the Book Street in Cao Lanh City, Dong Thap Province, the first of its kind in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region. Photo: Dang Tuyet / Tuoi Tre

Another cultural space for locals

The opening of the new book street aims to create a cultural space as well as a place to read for visitors, who are both locals and tourists.

Vo Phan Thanh Minh, chairman of the Cao Lanh People’s Committee, said the establishment of the book street in the city center will be a model for future planning of reading culture in the province.

Minh believes that Dong Thap residents are proud to have the first book street in the Mekong Delta.

“We hope that through various activities, the book street will become a friendly destination for visitors, a must-visit destination for tourists visiting Mekong Delta provinces, including Dong Thap. Thus, the book route contributes to promoting tourism and attracts more and more domestic and foreign visitors over time,” Minh added.

According to Tran Tan Luc, chairman of the Dong Thap Provincial Literature and Art Association, the new book street provides a great opportunity for locals, especially book lovers in the province. 

Luc said that a large number of young artists in Dong Thap are active in various fields of art, including literature, photography, theater, and folklore.

They urgently need a cultural space where they can access a variety of books that meet their needs for learning and research.

Doan Tan Buu, vice-chairman of the Dong Thap People’s Committee, said the provincial administration will find ways to support publishers and businesses that invest in the book street. 

“The book street in Cao Lanh is expected to help publishers and cultural enterprises open up new markets in the Mekong Delta,” Buu said.

Also on November 19, Cao Lanh City received the title of Learning City from UNESCO, becoming the fifth city in Vietnam to be recognized with the honor by the United Nations cultural organization.

The other four learning cities are Ho Chi Minh City, Sa Dec City (also in Dong Thap Province), Vinh City in Nghe An Province, and Hai Duong City in Hai Duong Province.

For Dong Thap, it is incredibly special to have two learning cities among only five such cities nationwide.

The title is an international recognition of the province’s attractiveness in terms of investment, human resources, and its efforts to achieve the goals of prosperity and sustainability.

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Hanoians flock to Red River dyke for photos with white reeds

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The embankment along the Red River section in Long Bien District, Hanoi has turned poetic recently when the reed flowers bloomed all at once, attracting many people to come and take pictures.

Located near Co Linh Street, just on the opposite side of Gia Lam Heliport, the dyke slope is easy to recognize as the white reed flowers, which are about knee high, stand out on a green background of grass and stretch across a large space.

People take pictures at a white reed field on the embankment along the Red River section in Long Bien District, Hanoi, November 28, 2022. Photo: Doan Bach / Tuoi Tre

People take pictures at a white reed field on the embankment along the Red River section in Long Bien District, Hanoi, November 28, 2022. Photo: Doan Bach / Tuoi Tre

The scenery is poetic, idyllic like in the countryside and quickly emerges as an Instagrammable spot.

On weekends and even weekdays, the place is crowded as people flock to take pictures.

People take pictures at a white reed field on the embankment along the Red River section in Long Bien District, Hanoi, November 28, 2022. Photo: Doan Bach / Tuoi Tre

People take pictures at a white reed field on the embankment along the Red River section in Long Bien District, Hanoi, November 28, 2022. Photo: Doan Bach / Tuoi Tre

“I saw many friends taking pictures at this beautiful reed field on Facebook, so I wanted to stop by to take some, too,” said Mai Anh, a girl who traveled for ten kilometers from Cau Giay District to the dyke on Monday afternoon.

People take pictures at a white reed field on the embankment along the Red River section in Long Bien District, Hanoi, November 28, 2022. Photo: Doan Bach / Tuoi Tre

People take pictures at a white reed field on the embankment along the Red River section in Long Bien District, Hanoi, November 28, 2022. Photo: Doan Bach / Tuoi Tre

“I was quite surprised because today is the first day of the week, but the place is so crowded.”

The best time to take pictures with reeds is early morning and late afternoon, according to the visitors.

A woman poses for pictures at a white reed field on the embankment along the Red River section in Long Bien District, Hanoi, November 28, 2022. Photo: Huong Nguyen / Tuoi Tre

A woman poses for pictures at a white reed field on the embankment along the Red River section in Long Bien District, Hanoi, November 28, 2022. Photo: Huong Nguyen / Tuoi Tre

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Hanoi rose village ready for first flower festival

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Me Linh is the biggest rose hub in Hanoi and is now busy preparing for a flower festival next month.

Themed ‘Me Linh with Flowers’ Brilliance,’ the Me Linh Flower Festival is poised to take place as the first of its kind in Me Linh District, some 27 kilometers from Hanoi’s downtown area, from December 9 to 11.

Me Linh District now has 1,294 hectares of flower fields, including 1,152 hectares of roses.

Me Linh flower village is famous for growing various breeds of flowers, which started more than 20 years ago, and is offering fresh flowers for Hanoi and other northern localities.

In preparation for the upcoming flower festival, growers placed more than 1,000 pots of roses, chrysanthemums, and sunflowers along the entrance to the temple worshiping the two Trung sisters (14 AD – 43 AD), who are considered the first heroines of Vietnamese people.

Many kinds of flowers are blooming in preparation for the festival.

Roses are grown at Me Linh flower village in Me Linh District, Hanoi. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre

Roses are grown at Me Linh flower village in Me Linh District, Hanoi. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre

Roses are grown at Me Linh flower village in Me Linh District, Hanoi. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre

Roses are grown at Me Linh flower village in Me Linh District, Hanoi. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre

Roses are grown at Me Linh flower village in Me Linh District, Hanoi. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre

Roses are grown at Me Linh flower village in Me Linh District, Hanoi. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre

Roses are grown at Me Linh flower village in Me Linh District, Hanoi. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre

Roses are grown at Me Linh flower village in Me Linh District, Hanoi. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre

Roses are grown at Me Linh flower village in Me Linh District, Hanoi. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre

Roses are grown at Me Linh flower village in Me Linh District, Hanoi. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre

Roses are grown at Me Linh flower village in Me Linh District, Hanoi. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre

Roses are grown at Me Linh flower village in Me Linh District, Hanoi. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre

Bougainvillea are grown at Me Linh flower village in Me Linh District, Hanoi. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre

Bougainvillea are grown at Me Linh flower village in Me Linh District, Hanoi. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre

Chrysanthemums are grown at Me Linh flower village in Me Linh District, Hanoi. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre

Chrysanthemums are grown at Me Linh flower village in Me Linh District, Hanoi. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre

Nguyen Thi Tam works in her rose field at Me Linh flower village in Me Linh District, Hanoi. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre

Nguyen Thi Tam works in her rose field at Me Linh flower village in Me Linh District, Hanoi. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre

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Over 100 cats compete at Hanoi beauty pageant

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More than 100 cats competed at the Vietnam cat championship organized by the Vietnam Animal Welfare Association in Hanoi on Sunday.

This was the first event to bring together the most beautiful cats of various sizes and breeds raised in Vietnam, with one of them valued at nearly VND400 million (US$16,129), according to the organizer.

The prizes of the contest totaled over VND100 million ($4,032).

The participating cats were evaluated based on their facial expressions, coat color, ears and mouth, and health, according to Nguyen Xuan Son, president of the World Cat Federation Vietnam by Vietnam Cat Association.

A cat competes at the Vietnam cat championship in Hanoi, November 27, 2022. Photo: Lam Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

A cat competes at the Vietnam cat championship in Hanoi, November 27, 2022. Photo: Lam Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

Eventually, a British shorthair tomcat was announced the winner.

“I was very surprised when my cat received the first prize,” said Pham Thi Bich Ngoc, the owner of the winner.

The cat also won the Grand Champion competition held overseas by the Cat Fanciers’ Association, according to Ngoc, while his daughter received the most beautiful kitten award of another show last week.

A cat competes at the Vietnam cat championship in Hanoi, November 27, 2022. Photo: Lam Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

A cat competes at the Vietnam cat championship in Hanoi, November 27, 2022. Photo: Lam Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

The three most beautiful cats receive their prizes at the Vietnam cat championship in Hanoi, November 27, 2022. Photo: Lam Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

The three most beautiful cats receive their prizes at the Vietnam cat championship in Hanoi, November 27, 2022. Photo: Lam Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

An overview of the Vietnam cat championship in Hanoi, November 27, 2022. Photo: Lam Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

An overview of the Vietnam cat championship in Hanoi, November 27, 2022. Photo: Lam Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

Pham Thi Bich Ngoc (L)’s British shorthair tomcat wins the award for the most beautiful cat at the Vietnam cat championship in Hanoi, November 27, 2022. Photo: Lam Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

Pham Thi Bich Ngoc (L)’s British shorthair tomcat wins the award for the most beautiful cat at the Vietnam cat championship in Hanoi, November 27, 2022. Photo: Lam Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

A Sphynx cat competes at the Vietnam cat championship in Hanoi, November 27, 2022. Photo: Lam Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

A Sphynx cat competes at the Vietnam cat championship in Hanoi, November 27, 2022. Photo: Lam Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

The judges evaluate a cat at the Vietnam cat championship in Hanoi, November 27, 2022. Photo: Lam Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

The judges evaluate a cat at the Vietnam cat championship in Hanoi, November 27, 2022. Photo: Lam Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

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